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Restless Spirits from Japanese Noh Plays of the Fourth Group: Kazuraki, Saigyo-Zakura, Tenko, Funabashi

76 Restless Spirits
Author: 
Chifumi SHIMAZAKI
Publication Year: 
1995
Publication Number: 
76

The fourth-group Noh, so designated because they are performed fourth in a formal five-Noh program, includes almost one hundred plays, and is a group of great variety: some plays are supernatural or visional, others realistic; their leading characters include deities, demons, ghosts, mad people, samurai, and street artists. Dividing them into nine sub-groups, the author fully analyses their dramatic characteristics. Includes translations of four Noh chosen from the first four subgroups. Format is line-by-line translation next to the Romanized Japanese text, with introduction and running commentary. | 276 pages


CONTENTS

  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Notes on Pronunciation
  • Plan of Noh Stage
  • Introduction

Plays

  • Kazuraki
  • Saigyō-zakura
  • Tenko
  • Funabashi
  • Appendix: Fourth Category Noh in the Current Repertory
  • Glossary
  • Index

Translator
  • Chifumi SHIMAZAKI worked as a translator, lecturer, script writer and marketing researcher, and studied Noh as a performing art under leading Noh actors and musicians for more than fifty years. 

ISBN (hardcover): 
978-0-939657-78-0
Price (hardcover): 
$50.00
ISBN (paperback): 
978-0-939657-76-6
Price (paperback): 
$23.00